Using POST to send a file to a web server...


Part of a program I'm writing needs to send a file to a remote server. Rather than using FTP, I think it would be an advantage to 'post' it to a page on the server (as I could also send additonal fields of data).

I can easily write a page at the server end that will accept a file that has been posted (it works with a form and a 'file' field), but what i need to do is write the code in that posts the file.

Ive found code that will post a form (using HttpRequest and HttpResponse), however I cant find out how to add a file to the datastream.

Any help would be great!

Many thanks,

Tim Alston

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Bob LearnedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Would the HTTPResponse.WriteFile method do what you want?

Bob LearnedCommented:
You can use a StreamReader to get a file into a stream that you can feed to the Response stream, but I am not sure how that will be handled.  This technique can be used to process an image, and then have it rendered at the browser.

BackflippingAuthor Commented:
Hi Bob,

Yes, I think that a Stream will be the way to do this - and I have used the StreamWriter and Response stream for images (sizing, compressing and then passing directly to the browser). It's the posting part however that I'm unsure how to do??? (And it seems maybe nobody does, as this topic has been here a while now!).


Bob LearnedCommented:
I am not exactly sure if I do either, but since I am the Cleanup volunteer for this Topic Area, I come across these questions all the time.

E-E is the perfect opportunity for me to teach and learn.  It gives me the chance to work outside of the box.  Also, I have a few contacts that might be able to find the answer to your question.  Along the way, I get to learn about something that I find very interesting.

Given the chance, I think that I can always find a solution, but I guess that comes from the eternal optimist in me.

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